Breaking News!!: Essex, CA: Daily searches for missing hiker Barbara Thomas in the Mohave National Preserve have been suspended.
ZachNews has the learned that that daily search for a missing Bullhead City, Arizona woman in the Mojave Desert area in San Bernardino County, California is suspended.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, the daily search for missing hiker, 69 years old Barbara Thomas from Bullhead City, Arizona, in the Mohave National Preserve near Essex, California have been suspended as of Monday, July 22nd, 2019.
Additional searches will be conducted as any additional information is developed in the investigation.
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division have assumed the investigation as is standard department policy when a missing person has not been located.
The ongoing searches in the Mojave Desert have been going on for over a week, involving search and rescue crews, K9 units, members certified in cave searches, rope climbing and desert terrain ground searchers.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, Barbara Thomas went missing on Friday, July 12th, 2019 when she and her husband Robert were hiking in the Mohave desert approximately 20 miles north of the Interstate 40 east of Kelbaker Road.
During the hike, Barbara and Robert got separated and she has not been seen since.
Barbara is 5’9, 130 lbs., Blonde hair, Green eyes and was last seen wearing a black bikini, a red baseball cap and tan hiking boots with black socks.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Clark, Specialized Investigations Division: 1 (909) 387-3589.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or http://www.wetip.com.
** Press Release (Updated: 7-22-2019): **
ZachNews and the community thank all of the great many great people and dogs who have been working in the extreme heat of the Mojave Desert searching for Barbara Thomas.
As the investigation into the whereabouts of missing hiker Barbara Thomas continues, stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on the continuing search for missing Barbara Thomas.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **